Meaning of SHUNT in English

SHUNT

v. & n.

--v.

1. intr. & tr. diverge or cause (a train) to be diverted esp. on to a siding.

2 tr. Electr. provide (a current) with a shunt.

3 tr. a postpone or evade. b divert (a decision etc.) on to another person etc.

--n.

1. the act or an instance of shunting on to a siding.

2 Electr. a conductor joining two points of a circuit, through which more or less of a current may be diverted.

3 Surgery an alternative path for the circulation of the blood.

4 sl. a motor accident, esp. a collision of vehicles travelling one close behind another.

Derivatives:

shunter n.

Etymology: ME, perh. f. SHUN

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.